Lennie‘s disability is the main conflict and because he is not fully capable of understanding how to control himself fully, he is not to be fully blamed for his mistakes; which in fact, all lead to the exposition, climax, and resolution of the story. Curley, the boss’s son, becomes threatened by Lennie’s large appearance and Curley’s wife flirtatious personality is a problem when Lennie could easily fall into her traps and all this leads to Lennie’s death. Immediately, Steinbeck writes, “You can’t keep a job and you lose me ever’ job I get. Jus’ keep shoving’ me all over the country all the time. An’ that ain’t the worst.
His tragic flaw is his obsession with his family. His life is devoted to helping his family, mainly his son Chris. Furthermore, Oedipus the King’s arrogance leads him to hurt this family. Unknowingly, Oedipus does not know how lucky he is to see the truth. He knows that disease is corrupting the city, but he is angered when Teresis will not tell him informatio... ... middle of paper ... ...scape his fate.
This is the same type of feeling he felt in the camps, when he saw his family get torn apart. As for this says about society is that people who people like Vladek would survived the Holocaust, value family and friends even more. Many people, especially ones in the Jewish community, lost multiple generations of family, and those who survived value family higher than anything else. Another way that the Holocaust changed Vladek is with his neurotic behavior. Before the war, he was carefree with his money and belongings.
Scrooge was being selfish and not thinking about other people. However, at this stage of his life it 's hard for him to realize that the choices he is making is bad.”The chain I forged in life”. (Dickens 31) Marley was just like Scrooge in terms of he was only worried about himself and didn 't care about others. Now he is wearing chains and is condemned to misery after failing to benefit others and be of any use. Scrooge never realized that Marley was in this state and he doesn 't realize that he will be in the same position if he does not change.
He thinks that he will be betrayed in the same ay that he was before by many Germans and even his own friends. The way he is so cold-hearted to his second-wife also shows how unloving Vladek is too anybody who did not make the same exact experiences as he did. Even to his own son, Vladek has trouble opening up about personal memories and being loving and caring. All these bitter emotions that keep Vladek from being happy in his old age are casued from the painful memories of the Holocaust. Vladek's experiences during the war caused a drama... ... middle of paper ... ...is especially incapable of trusting people who didn't libe the same life, like his son.
Elie battled day after day both physical and mentally with diminutive amounts to eat and the fear of death lurking in the air. I felt Elie was cheated of his entire life from the point of his imprisonment, and words could never describe my mournfulness. This is the first time I’ve ever read in such detail about the holocaust. Words are more powerful than a picture was my immediate take away. Elie held great respect for education, instead of playing with the other children Elie would devote his time to his religious studies.
Near the end of Elie Wiesel’s time in the concentration camps, Wiesel began to question many things. He had questioned G-d, not because he believed in him so much, but because he almost had no belief left. He also questioned himself when thoughts of leaving his father came to mind. Had Wiesel left his father, life would surely have been easier for him to survive. But throughout all these immoral thoughts going through his head, he “had done well to forget” them.
Many survivors form a sense of guilt because they start to feel guilt for surviving when millions were murdered in camps that they survived. Art’s father Vladek suffers from survival guilt and somehow always finds a way to connect everything with the Holocaust along with his parenting with Art. After Vladek tells his son of how he met and fell in love with his mother, he is quick to say how he wouldn’t want him to write such thing in his novel about the Holocaust. He feels it would be improper and disrespectful to the event. This shows how he feels he is responsible for the Holocaust being given respect because he guilts his survival and feels a responsibility to t... ... middle of paper ... ...many languages he can speak.
John Steinbeck illustrates how much Lennie relies on George, after the death of Curley's Wife George even has to end Lennie's own life for him. John Steinbeck shows that in a time where social instability and loneliness consumed America, socially, being normal was still hugely important. Men separating themselves from their feelings, to try and numb the loneliness were not rare. Not having a friend was usual; therefore, very few could understand the impact that your friendship could have, or the impact of it no longer being there - especially if you had just killed your friend yourself. After George killed Lennie Carlson still cannot understand the value of a friend and says, "What the hell ya suppose is eatin' them two guys?"
Not only this, but his son was constantly in trouble with the law and did not respect the help his father tried to give to him. For example, when the son was in Jail, Gene came and paid the bailout of $1,500 only to have his son run out on him without listening to his father’s recommendations to get out of the situation he was in. It wasn’t until Gene had fired Smiley Bowman that he began to feel remorse for the way he blamed everything out on everyone else. After he fired him, he felt remorse and found a new job for him afterwards. It is not until this point that although he’s experiencing hardships in his life, he begins to accept it; as seen in the final scene of the movie when he is seen waiving to Patricia.